Latest U.S. National Guard News

Alaska governor offers use of troops along US-Mexico border

Feb. 16, 2019 7:06 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska is about 3,000 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, but the state's new Republican governor is offering President Donald Trump the use of the Alaska National Guard to patrol it, the Anchorage Daily News reports . Gov. Mike Dunleavy says in a video message that the soldiers...

California governor rebukes Trump in border troop withdrawal

Feb. 11, 2019 7:42 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday he's withdrawing most of the state's National Guard troops on the Mexico border because he won't participate in the Trump administration's "absurd theatrics" on border security. Still, he acknowledged some troops were doing good work...

The Latest: Governor to keep some troops at Mexico border

Feb. 11, 2019 6:33 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California's withdrawal of National Guard troops from the border (all times local): 2:45 p.m. California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he had wanted to withdraw all of the state's National Guard troops from the Mexico border but will keep some in place after consulting with...

New Mexico governor pulls National Guard troops from border

Feb. 5, 2019 10:08 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The governor of New Mexico ordered the withdrawal of the majority of the state's National Guard troops from the U.S. border with Mexico on Tuesday, in a move that challenges President Trump's description of a security crisis. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the partial...

Idaho looks into loud cannon fire at governor's inauguration

Jan. 25, 2019 2:06 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho National Guard's commanding officer says he will look into 19 startlingly loud ceremonial canon blasts that were part of Gov. Brad Little's inauguration. The canon fire on Jan. 4 set off car alarms in downtown Boise and scattered Canada geese into the air as smoke billowed around...

Venezuelans clean up after violent protests in capital

Jan. 22, 2019 11:01 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Working class neighborhoods in Venezuela's capital erupted in violence late Tuesday for a second straight night amid fears that demonstrations called by the opposition could spur further violence. In the Catia district, a few miles from the presidential palace, youths set fire to...

Explo Systems ex-owner drops Camp Minden sentence appeal

Jan. 22, 2019 2:26 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The former owner of a company that left thousands of tons of potentially explosive artillery propellant at a Louisiana National Guard facility has dropped an appeal of his sentence. Meanwhile, a codefendant's sentencing appeal remains before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Former...

Venezuela quells soldiers' revolt, top court blasts congress

Jan. 21, 2019 9:40 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela plunged deeper into turmoil Monday as security forces put down a pre-dawn uprising by national guardsmen that triggered violent street protests, and the Supreme Court moved to undercut the opposition-controlled congress' defiant new leadership. Socialist party chief...

The Latest: Group in video threatens action in Venezuela

Jan. 21, 2019 9:29 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on a reported national guard uprising in Venezuela (all times local): 10:25 p.m. A group of unidentified men saying they are friends of the Venezuelan military appears in a video saying they are preparing an advance into Venezuela to help unseat embattled President...

Venezuela officials report arresting 27 members of the National Guard accused of uprising against the government.

Jan. 21, 2019 2:47 PM EST
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela officials report arresting 27 members of the National Guard accused of uprising against the government. .